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Sustainability at Chico State

Wildcats Ride

step, ride, glide logoStudents, faculty, and staff commuting to and from our campus is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions for Chico State, accounting for 39% of our total emissions.  It is imperative that we create a safe and accessible network of alternative transportation systems for all campus users if we are to meet our carbon neutrality goals.  Below are tips, resources, and information on how you can integrate alternative transportation into your Chico State lifestyle.  Wildcats Ride!

Riding Through Campus

In August 2019, a pilot bike path running east-west along the north side of Big Chico Creek, connecting to City bike paths on either end, was opened.  The Geography 436 Transportation Planning course studied the path in fall 2019 and made recommendations for improvement.  In December 2020, funding was awarded as part of the President's Strategic Plan(opens in new window) to make the path permanent.  Permanent improvements will include repaving, green paint, and signage and markings along the length.  Work is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 with anticipated completion by August 2021.  

Campus and community members should note that bikes, skateboards, and scooters are only permitted to be ridden along the designated path.  If not on the path, bikes, boards, and scooters should be walked until it is safe to ride.  

map of pilot bike path through campus

Bike Safety Tips and Videos

Bidwell Park Destinations Via Bike

map, location pin, destination flag There are many great destinations within easy bike access from the Chico State campus:

  • 1 Mile Recreation Area: 1 mile, 5 minutes
  • Chico Creek Nature Center: 2.7 miles, 15 minutes
  • 5 Mile Recreation Area: 4.5 miles, 25 minutes
  • Bidwell Park Gold Course: 5.6 miles, 30 minutes